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SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THORP November 2016 INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Elem/MS News 2 Freshman Parents 2 Box Tops 3 Lunch App 3 MS Student Council 4 Featured Alumni 4 Ag/FFA News 5 Math Mayhem 6 FBLA Choc. Sale 6 SCHOOL CLOSING DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER Throughout the school year, there are times when school may need to be closed or delayed due to certain situ- ationsespecially that of snow. When these conditions arise, we try to make the call early enough so par- ents are able to round up the necessary supervision for the day. Since there are times when it becomes a last minute call, we ask that parents have an emergency plan in place for such an occasion. Our main concern is that of student/staff safe- ty. If the weather is questionable, please check your local television channels as to whether school is in session or go to the school website – www.thorp.k12.wi.us For those of you that like to be notified, you can sign up for a weather alert notifi- cation from WEAU.com. If school is can- celled or delayed, you will receive a noti- fication from WEAU. DECREASE IN TAX LEVY Many of you may have heard that the mil rate will go down from $8.88 to $7.73 per thousand this coming year. It may seem as though this would be a good thing, but there is definitely more to the puzzle. Re- minder: the district receives revenue from two main sources (1) state aid and (2) property taxes. State aid is based on stu- dent enrollment and on the amount of expenditures from the previous year. If the district receives less revenue from property taxes, the expenditures will go down thus decreasing the amount of state aid the following year. If state aid goes down, property taxes will go up. SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDACY The deadline for declaring candidacy for the School District of Thorps Board of Education is Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. If interested, please stop in the District Office located at 605 S. Clark St. and pick up candidacy papers. In order to appear on the official ballot at the Spring Election, a candidate will need to file a declaration of candidacy and a campaign finance registration statement with the filing office no later than this deadline. The appropriate forms can be obtained from the websites of the Wisconsin Elec- tions Commission or the Wisconsin Eth- ics Commission or from the administra- tive office at the School District of Thorp. District Administrator HS Student Council fall trip to Madison; visited state capital and attended a UW Badger hockey game
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  • SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THORP

    November 2016

    INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

    Elem/MS News 2

    Freshman Parents 2

    Box Tops 3

    Lunch App 3

    MS Student Council 4

    Featured Alumni 4

    Ag/FFA News 5

    Math Mayhem 6

    FBLA Choc. Sale 6

    SCHOOL CLOSING DUE

    TO SEVERE WEATHER

    Throughout the school year,

    there are times when school

    may need to be closed or

    delayed due to certain situ-

    ations…especially that of

    snow. When these conditions arise, we

    try to make the call early enough so par-

    ents are able to round up the necessary

    supervision for the day. Since there are

    times when it becomes a last minute call,

    we ask that parents have an emergency

    plan in place for such an occasion. Our

    main concern is that of student/staff safe-

    ty. If the weather is questionable, please

    check your local television channels as to

    whether school is in session or go to the

    school website – www.thorp.k12.wi.us

    For those of you that like to be notified,

    you can sign up for a weather alert notifi-

    cation from WEAU.com. If school is can-

    celled or delayed, you will receive a noti-

    fication from WEAU.

    DECREASE IN TAX LEVY

    Many of you may have heard that the mil

    rate will go down from $8.88 to $7.73 per

    thousand this coming year. It may seem

    as though this would be a good thing, but

    there is definitely more to the puzzle. Re-

    minder: the district receives revenue from

    two main sources (1) state aid and (2)

    property taxes. State aid is based on stu-

    dent enrollment and on the amount of

    expenditures from the previous year. If

    the district receives

    less revenue from

    property taxes,

    the expenditures

    will go down

    thus decreasing the amount of state aid

    the following year. If state aid goes down,

    property taxes will go up.

    SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDACY

    The deadline for declaring candidacy for

    the School District of Thorp’s Board of

    Education is Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at

    5:00 p.m. If interested, please stop in the

    District Office located at 605 S. Clark St.

    and pick up candidacy papers. In order to

    appear on the official ballot at the Spring

    Election, a candidate will need to file a

    declaration of candidacy and a campaign

    finance registration statement with the

    filing office no later than this deadline.

    The appropriate forms can be obtained from the websites of the Wisconsin Elec-tions Commission or the Wisconsin Eth-ics Commission or from the administra-tive office at the School District of Thorp.

    District Administrator

    HS Student Council fall trip to

    Madison; visited state capital

    and attended a UW Badger

    hockey game

    http://www.thorp.k12.wi.us

  • Dear Parents and/or Guardians, I hope this letter finds everyone do-ing well. The time continues to pass quickly as Halloween is gone and the holidays are around the corner. As time passes and the seasons change, so does our outdoor attire. Along with creating a great learning experi-ence for every child, it is also our priority to keep everyone safe and healthy at school. One way to keep our children safe and healthy is by dress-ing appropriately for the weather. In the near future, our children will need to bring multiple layers to keep them warm when they are outside.

    If you have been into school lately, you may have noticed signs with numbers located outside the of-fice and each pod. The numbers are

    used to help communicate with our students what kind of clothing they should wear outside. A level zero means that it is a beautiful day outside; a 1 means that the children should wear a coat; a 2 means that the chil-dren should wear a coat, hat, and gloves; a 3 means that the children should wear a coat, hat, gloves, and boots; and a 4 means that it is very

    cold and the children should wear a coat, hat, gloves, boots, and snow pants. Students should bring a coat with them everyday, as well as hats and gloves. The days of bringing boots and snow pants will also be here be-fore you know it. Thank you in ad-vance for helping us keep our children safe and healthy! If you have any questions or concerns, I can be reached by phone at 715-669-5548 or via email at [email protected]

    Best wishes, Mr. Nelson Elementary/Middle School Principal

    Tyler Nelson

    Elementary/Middle School Principal

    Thorp Cardinal News Page 2

    3rd Graders: Hayride to Dutch Dairy

    Kindergarten get a ride on the fire truck–

    Thank you Fire Fighters!!

    Class of 2020 Students and Parents!

    (Freshmen) Please remember to pay the

    $20.00 class dues for the year. These dues will help

    with activities for future years in high school like homecom-ing, prom, class trip, and grad-

    uation. Please pay Molly Baker,

    class Treasurer Thank you!

    Mrs. Zwiefelhofer Advisor

    Tech Ed I class working

    on CO2 Dragster Cars

    mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]

  • Thorp Cardinal News Page 3

    We are continually looking to up-

    date the free and reduced lunch

    applications that are submitted

    from families. If you feel you may

    fall within the guidelines listed on

    this page, please ask one of the

    offices or go to the school

    webpage at www.thorp.k12.wi.us

    (under DISTRICT, District Forms

    and Handbooks) for a Free and

    Reduced Lunch application. The

    number of students that fall in the

    free/reduced category benefit the

    school and the family. For exam-

    ple: The school receives over

    $2,000 for every student in K-3rd

    grade that is free and reduced.

    The District also receives aid based

    on the number of free and re-

    duced applications. So, not only

    does the program benefit the fam-

    ilies, it also benefits the school. If

    you have any questions, please call

    715-669-5401. Please drop your

    filled out application off in either

    office.

    FEDERAL ELIGIBILITY INCOME CHART

    For School Year 2016-2017

    House-

    hold size

    Yearly Monthly Weekly

    1 $21,978

    $1,832 $423

    2 $29,637 $2,470 $570

    3 $37,296 $3,108 $718

    4 $44,955 $3,747 $865

    5 $52,614 $4,385 $1,012

    6 $60,273 $5,023 $1,160

    7 $67,951 $5,663 $1,307

    8 $75,647 $6,304 $1,455

    Each

    addition-

    al per-

    son:

    $7,696 $642 $148

    Lunch Applications

    Thorp High School Students

    had the opportunity to tour

    some businesses during the

    annual Clark County Career

    Tours day on October

    12th. Industries that were

    toured included OEM, MEC,

    and Cummins Filtration out

    of Neillsville, and Lindner

    Farms from Greenwood, WI.

    How the Program Works

    There are hundreds of participating products in food

    and non-food categories that carry Box Tops on their

    packages

    Each Box Tops clip is worth 10 cents

    It’s simple. Buy the products; clip the Box Tops; send the Box Tops to school.

    Each enrolled school has a Box Tops Coordinator that counts and submits all of their

    Box Tops to General Mills. School District of Thorp Coordinator: Krista Haas

    Enrolled schools receive two checks a year from General Mills to purchase the things

    they need like: books, school supplies, playground equipment, teacher training, comput-

    ers, etc.

    Enrolled schools can earn up to $20,000 every school year by clipping Box Tops from

    participating products

    Download the Box Tops Bonus App to earn even more cash for your school. Simply

    select offers and scan your receipt to earn Bonus Box Tops in combination with the on-

    pack Box Tops clip and any other coupon, discount, store program promotion.

    Schools can also earn through Bonus Box Tops offers, sweepstakes, and contests

    There are not any restrictions on how each school spends their check. Schools can spend their cash to buy what they need most.

  • Thorp Cardinal News Page 4

    The School District of Thorp would like you to meet some of the many great alumni who have graduated from Thorp.

    We are introducing a new feature to this newsletter that highlights our former students called “Featured Alumni.” Each

    edition will feature profiles of School District of Thorp Alumni. If you would like to be a featured alumni please email

    [email protected] We would love to hear from all School District of Thorp Alumni.

    Featured Alumni Devon Tyznik, Class of 2011

    After Graduating: Upon graduation from THS, I enlisted in the National Guard in 2012 and was released for

    medical reasons. Currently I am pursuing an Elementary Education degree at UWEC and trying to survive my new Eng-

    lish Class. Mrs. Campbell is still the best English teacher!

    Current Occupation and Location: While attending college I am also working

    as a CNA at Dove Healthcare South in Eau Claire. I must be really good at my job

    because the old ladies keep telling me they love me.

    Hobbies: I enjoy working out every day, bow hunting, and doing Spartan rac-

    es (military style obstacle course).

    Valuable Lessons Learned: Treating people with respect even if they don’t respect you, shows a lot about your character. Doing this could possibly open doors for you that you never imagined for yourself. Don’t quit on something be-cause it is hard, anything worth doing in life is going to be hard or everyone would do it.

    MS Student Council Fall Summit

    On November 8, 2016, the Thorp Middle School Student Council hosted the 2016 Wisconsin Association of School Councils (WASC) Region I JAM (Junior and Middle School) Fall Summit, at UW-EC. Seven middle schools from the area attended, for a total of 135 students. Weeks before the summit, Thorp’s Middle School Student Coun-cil consisting of Emily Oberle, Ryan Raether, Isabella Hoff, Kiana Simon, Mackenzie Abramczak, Adalya Pask-ert, Grace Tieman, Laiken Immormino, Morgan Reyn-olds, Jacob Barth, Jesse Windl, and Olivia Lenzen worked very hard making decorations, securing a DJ, scheduling sectional rotations, making booklets or assembling bags for the schools and their advisors. Every year, the six regions of the WASC hold fall summits around the state. The theme for this year’s Region I Summit “Go for the Gold in Leadership.” Along with national guest speaker, Patrick Maurer, sectional workshops on Public Speaking Skills, Parliamentary Pro-cedure, Personality Profiles, and Electronic Elections were presented by Tammy Raether, Emily Eichstadt, Glen Schraufnagel, and cur-rent FFA officers and Altoona Middle School Student Council respectively. “Being the host school was definitely a great experience,” said seventh grade council member, Laiken Im-mormino. Thorp Middle School Student Council is ad-vised by teacher, Jane Hollister.

  • Page 3 Thorp Cardinal News

    FFA members

    attend the

    National FFA

    Convention in

    Indianapolis, IN

    Middle School FFA members attend leadership

    conference in River Falls

    FFA took a big group to Osseo paintballing

    Ag Dept. Poinsettia sale:

    $12 each

    Colors: red, white, and burgundy

    Very nice foiled with a ribbon

    December 1st, 3:30 to 5:00 pm

    (use elementary door entrance)

  • NON PROFIT

    ORGANIZATION

    U.S. POSTAGE PAID

    ECRWSS

    THORP, WI 54771

    PERMIT NO. 3

    SCHOOL DISTRICT

    OF THORP

    For school calendar information, staff

    e-mail addresses, sports, resources,

    and more check out our Web site at:

    www.thorp.k12.wi.us

    Empowering

    Students to Excel

    THORP

    BOARD OF EDUCATION

    MARIE KARABA………….... President

    DAVE BURKE………........V. President

    JEANETTE KODL….…………….Clerk

    BRENDA HENKE………….. Treasurer

    TY SCHNEIDER………………Member

    ADMINISTRATION

    JAMES MONTGOMERY……....District

    Administrator

    BILL HASS…………....…..High School

    Principal/Athletic Director

    TYLER NELSON………....Elementary/

    Middle School Principal

    THORP ELEMENTARY/

    MIDDLE SCHOOL OFFICE

    605 South Clark

    Thorp, WI 54771

    Phone: 715-669-5548

    Fax: 715-669-5403

    THORP HIGH SCHOOL/

    DISTRICT OFFICE

    605 South Clark PO Box 449

    Thorp, WI 54771

    Phone: 715-669-5401

    Fax: 715-669-3701

    Don’t miss out!!! Thorp FBLA is selling World’s

    Finest Chocolate Candy Bars now thru

    1/20/17. Proceeds will go towards Leadership Labs,

    Regional Leadership Conferences, Charitable Dona-

    tions, and more. Please support the FBLA with a de-

    licious treat! If interested in purchasing contact

    Mrs. Sherfield at 715-

    669-5401 ext. 217.

    COMING SOON!! SAVE THE DATE!!

    Monday, January 23, 2017 5:30-6:30 pm

    Marvelous Math Mayhem Grades K - 5

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